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Android 9.0 Pie Update for OnePlus 3 / 3T via custom ROM SkyDragon OS - Complete Guide

Today, I will guide you to update your OnePlus 3 / 3T to Android 9.0 Pie. You already know OnePlus 3 / 3T is capable enough to run the latest Android version which is Android 9.0 Pie. To achieve this we need to use a custom ROM SkyDragon OS. This SkyDragon OS ROM is based on Android 9.0 Pie AOSP and comes with various customization (features list) along with powerful HolyDragon kernel.

OnePlus 3 is a powerful smartphone and was a flagship phone when it launches back in 2016. The smartphone comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory. However, it comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and can be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo officially. Hence right now a custom ROM is the only option to enjoy the latest Android version which is Android 9.0 Pie.

Related Reading: How to Update OnePlus 3 / 3T to latest Android 9.0 Pie with Pixel Experience ROM

Android 9.0 pie comes with various new as well as improved features including, new gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness, improved security features, new Accessibility menu, new screenshot shortcut, easier screen rotation and many more. You can read more about it over here.

If all this excites you then you can follow this guide to update your OnePlus 3 / 3T to latest Android 9.0 Pie via custom ROM SkyDragon OS.

Warning! We at ShizHub produce tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience damage after following this tutorial. Also remember, this guide is only applicable for OnePlus 3 / 3T. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

Android 9.0 Pie Update For OnePlus 3 / 3T


1. Although this method doesn't wipe your data but we still recommend you to back up it. You may follow our Android backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 30% battery power.

3. You already have USB Driver installed for OnePlus 3 / 3T in your PC. Windows OS usually download and install USB driver automatically when you connect your device first time. You can always manually download USB driver from our latest USB driver download page.

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. You can follow our USB Debugging enable guide.

5 You have TWRP Recovery 3.0 or higher installed. You can follow our guide: Unlock OnePlus 3 / 3T & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-1 - Easy Tutorial

If you did everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 9.0 Pie based SkyDragon OS ROM on OnePlus 3 / 3T.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. SkyDragon OS For OnePlus 3 / 3T [Filename:]
  2. Gapps [Filename:]

How to Update OnePlus 3 / 3T to latest Android 9.0 Pie with Pixel Experience ROM

  1. Copy downloaded zip files to your device memory.
  2. Boot into recovery mode. To boot into recovery first turn off your OnePlus 3 / 3T and then press and hold Volume Down and Power button together. You can also boot into recovery without key combination.
  3. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  4. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  5. Finally, its time to flash the ROM file. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the SkyDragon OS zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add Gapps zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  6. When the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your OnePlus 3 / 3T and boot up into Android 9.0 Pie ROM SkyDragon OS. The first boot will take some time.
  7. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.
That's it! You now have latest Android 9.0 Pie based custom ROM SkyDragon OS installed on your OnePlus 3 / 3T. You can root this ROM by following our guide: How to root OnePlus 3 / 3T - Simple Safe Rooting Guide


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